Shyanne Trutwein

Graphic Designer
Brisbane, AU
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My name is Shyanne Trutwein aka Shy, I'm from the "sunny state" of Brisbane, Australia. I love a good Bahn Mi am a bit of a coffee snob and am tiny bit obsessed with smiley faces. I'm a recent graduate of a Bachelor of Communication Design where I learnt a bucket load of traditional design and design thinking skills. I love to explore design in different mediums and methods but am currently dabbling in Illustration.

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Work Experience
Apr 2019 - Present
Jun 2019 - Apr 2019
The Design Kids
Apr 2019 - Present
Billy Blue College
Branding, Design Thinking, Illustration, Creative Direction, Motion Design
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Being half asian half australian as well as queer; I've learnt to understand that not all people see or experience the world in which I do, I've learnt that although I may not see eye to eye with someone or share the same beliefs there is always something to learn from another persons perspective or experience.

I could approach selling myself as the best candidate for WGI by telling you how great my design skills are or that I was one of The Design Kids award winners of 2018; but I believe my empathy for others and the ability to see the value in other peoples experiences and perspectives is key to designing for a better world.

1. Why are you interested in wgi?

I think the World's Greatest Internship would be an amazing way to gain experience and knowledge from creative agencies and studios around the world, but the main reason I am interested is I want meet new people and foster relationships in places and ways I wouldn't necessarily have the chance too.

2. What are you looking to gain from an experience such as WGI?

"I may have shot myself in the foot and gave you the answer to this in the previous question. Meeting new people, gaining new skills and experience new places is what I'm mostly wanting to gain. I'd also want to use the WGI experience to challenge myself. Firstly, traveling is tiring and secondly, I'm a bit of an introvert, I'd love to see how I work and navigate in different environments while being challenged emotionally/mentally in some sort of way."

3. What would be your goals after completing WGI if you were selected?

"I've been personally battling moving interstate, overseas or staying put. Brisbane's design industry while tight knit it has it's limitations. I would love to possibly move to America or Europe so any connections I would make through WGI are worth their weight in gold. Or if I do decide to stay in Brisbane I would love to apply the knowledge and skills I've gained during the WGI experience to grow the Brisbane design industry in some way, shape or form."

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Like every true millenial and designer... Instagram.

5. Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

"For me personally university was a massive time where I experienced feeling both motivated and demotivated at the same time. It was really hard to stay motivated and apply myself 100% to my studies when I had quite a strong stream of freelance work rolling in. I was always excited to get stuck into client work but felt like it was such a drag completing assesment. Once I realised how demotivated/negatively I was towards assesment I tried to look at what positives/skills I could gain from the experience; which was feedback from lectureres and fellow students is crucial. I guess whenever I feel demotivated I try look at what I'm doing from a different angle and think about why I'm feeling this way."

6. In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

I think what creates good culture at the company is mutual respect for one another, an understanding that everybodies experiences and see's the world differently and so everybodies feedback and opinions can be helpful/valid.

7. What brands and companies do you admire and why?

"I really admire brands and companies that have a strong identity yet aren't afraid to explore different pathways and the spaces in which the lines between what is and isn't design blur. I've been digging House of Land; although they are a ""design"" studio they're not limited to just creating digitally yet exploring other avenues such as textile, clothing, perfume, alcohol etc,"

8. What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

"I try and create something every day, whether it's for a client or just for myself or even if I'm feeling unmotivated. It doesn't matter whether it's my best or worst work I try and make sure I'm ""experimenting"" or creating something every single day. I also try and get out and talk to other creatives, graphic designers or not everyone approaches their craft differently so understanding others perspectives is always helpful."

9. What’s your favorite quote?

"Pleasure over Matter" - Frank Ocean

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

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